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Catching Mechanics

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Keep your thumbs together.

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Place your throwing hand behind the glove.

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Extend your arms so you can catch the ball away from your body.

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Fingers up to catch the ball above the waist.

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Fingers down to catch the ball below the waist.

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Move behind the ball

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Close the glove over the ball, and then put the other hand over the glove, ready to take the ball out.

 


A training drill you might see, with a focus on CATCHING

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Split the children into two teams Place all the balls in the centre of a 20m square.
On a signal, one child from each team runs to the centre and throws a ball to the next child in the line.
The receiver places the ball on the ground, runs to the centre, picks up another ball, and throws it to the next child. And so on.
Once all the balls are out of the square, the teams repeat the exercise in reverse:- The first child runs to the centre: the next child throws a ball to them and they run to the centre: the third child throws a ball to the second, and so on.
First team to have all the balls back in the centre wins.

Teaches gross motor skills & treamwork.

Teaching basic skills is one of the goals of our TeeBall programme.
These skills, because they involve fundamental body mechanics, can be taken to any sport your child chooses later on.

TeeBall has long been regarded as one of the best way to gain these skills at an early age. In fact, back when baseball was a winter sport in Australia, many of our Sheffield Shield and Test cricketers played it to hone their skills and develop new techniques during the off-season.

All Hills clubs have at least one accredited club official who oversees training of parent-coaches, and who will assist in training schedules, lesson plans, and general guidance. This accreditation involves sports science and world's best practice in injury risk management, as well as knowledge of the game itself.

Together with clinics run by Hills itself for both players and coaches, your child is in good hands.

 

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